Sahagún, Bernadino de, -1590. General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 7 -- the sun, moon, and stars, and the binding of the years

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De La Astrologia

Seventh Book, Which Telleth Of The Sun, And The Moon, And The Stars; 1 And Of [the Ceremony] Of The Binding Of The Years.

First Chapter , Which Telleth Of The Sun.

Eclipse Of The Sun

Second Chapter , Which Telleth Of The Moon.

Eclipse Of The Moon.

Third Chapter , Which Telleth Of The Stars.

The Fire Drill 7

[the Morning Star Or Great Star]

Fourth Chapter , Which Telleth Of The Stars.

The Comet

The Shooting Star

The S-shaped Stars

The Scorpion Stars

The Wind

Lightning; The Lightning Flash

Fifth Chapter , Which Telleth Of The Clouds.

The Lord Of Tlalocan

The Rainbow

Sixth Chapter. Here Are Mentioned The Snow, The Clouds, And The Hail.





The Seventh Chapter Telleth Of The Year Counter And The Year Sign.

One Rabbit

The Eighth Chapter Telleth How They Held In Dread Hunger And Famine When One Rabbit Ruled The Year Count, And What They First Did When The Year Count Of One Rabbit Had Not Yet Begun.

Ninth Chapter , In Which Is Described What Was Called “the Binding Of Our Years,” Or “when The Years Are Bound,” [which Occurred] When One By One The Four Year Signs Had Each Reigned Thirteen Years And When Fifty-two Years Had Passed; And What Then Was Done.

Tenth Chapter , Wherein Is Described The Disposition Of Those Who Kept Watch When The New Fire Appeared.

Eleventh Chapter , In Which Is Told What They Did When It Was Seen And Was Evident That The New Fire Burst Out.

Twelfth Chapter , In Which Is Told [the Manner Of Conduct Of] All The People When The New Fire Was Taken. And, When This Took Place, Everyone Renewed His Clothing And All The Household Goods.

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 7 -- the sun, moon, and stars, and the binding of the years

Published By: Original publisher Sante Fe, New Mexico: The School of American Research and the University of Utah. 1953. viii, 81 p., 7 plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Fray Bernadino de Sahagún ; translated from the Aztec, with notes and illustrations, by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aztecs (NU07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethnometeorology (821); Ethnogeography (823); Verbal arts (5310); Pregnancy (843); Preventive medicine (751); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Revelation and divination (787); Ethnozoology (825); Diet (262); Ordering of time (805); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The Franciscan missionary Sahagún presaged modern ethnography when, beginning the 1540s, he initiated a project to better comprehend pre-Conquest Aztec ideology and culture, interviewing elderly elites and having the data transcribed and illustrated by multilingual native scholars over a period of some thirty years. This is an English language translation of the original side-by-side Spanish and Nahuatl text, with alternative text in the Appendix. It deals with Aztec ethnometeorology, and with the calendrical system and associated practices.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nu07-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from Aztec

Note: Uniform title: Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España. English & Aztec

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1540-1579

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James R. Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1500-1579

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) central highland Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indians of Mexico--Antiquities/Aztecs/Natural history--Mexico/Mexico--History--Conquest, 1519-1540/Mexico--Antiquities


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